Mount Everest is experiencing its deadliest climbing season in recent years, with 11 climbers dying so far this year. Climbers face overcrowding, dead bodies, and a lack of empathy from other trekkers in an all-out battle to reach the top of the mountain. Rizza Alee, a climber from Kashmir, the […]
On Wednesday, Nepalese officials told The New York Times that they are considering changing the rules about who is allowed to climb Mount Everest. The government of Nepal has come under scrutiny after 11 people died this Everest climbing season, already making it the fourth-deadliest on record. While permits to […]
Climbing Mount Everest is extremely dangerous: Many hikers contract a lung condition called high-altitude pulmonary edema that can be deadly. The best way to fight the condition is to get to a lower altitude. Lung doctor Ronald Crystal attempted to climb the mountain in April 2018, when he was 77 […]
Lhakpa Sherpa holds the women’s world record for Mount Everest summits. She’s reached the peak nine times, and says she’s readying to complete trek number 10 in 2019. For the 10 months of the year when she’s not guiding people up the world’s tallest mountain, Sherpa washes dishes at a […]
When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes. On one end of the spectrum, Alaska’s Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level. On the other end, you have Florida’s Britton Hill, which tops out at […]
Watch full episodes of the Science Channel Series “How It’s Made.” This is how rope is made. These ropes are made from thousands of nylon fibres that are finer than human hair, but stronger. To make rope, yarns wind around aluminium cylinders pulled by a turning spool down the line. […]
Retha Charette wears many hats.
Many climbers who reach high altitudes, especially higher than 7,000-8,000 meters, report hallucinations. Since not all of these visions occur in combination with altitude sickness, the authors of a recent study say episodes of high-altitude psychosis should be considered a new sort of condition. Many climbers report that their hallucinations […]
VIDEO: There is a strategic way to go to the bathroom in the harsh environment of Mount Everest.
They have already conquered 5 of the 8 mountains... All in traditional Cholita dress.